Last Updated: Wed, 28 Mar 2012 11:10
Sam Allardyce had to defend his style of football after West Ham moved to within a point of the automatic promotion places with a 2-0 victory over Peterborough.
Two goals in the space of six second-half minutes from Ricardo Vaz Te and Gary O'Neil saw off Posh as the Hammers closed in on second-placed Reading ahead of a mouth-watering Saturday meeting between the two teams.
But the win was marred by negative chants about Allardyce's perceived direct style of play which rung out from the visiting supporters.
The Hammers boss said: "The perception of some people is deluded as the facts about my teams clearly speak for themselves.
"It is a tag that has followed me around for a long time and one I'm never going to be able to shift. I can't do anything about that but I can win football matches.
"We have had to overcome home teams playing with a lot of energy in front of full houses throughout this season. We did it again here and once we got the goals, we out-passed and outplayed Peterborough."
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